As the son of an orthodontist, I was fortunate to grow up in the wonderful world of orthodontics! My father, James, practiced orthodontics in Ballard and Magnolia for more than 40 years. As a high school student, I worked in my father’s lab making orthodontic study models and appliances. Before entering dental school, I spent a year working as an assistant in my father's Ballard office. Those years working for my father gave me a great appreciation for the impact orthodontics has in our patients’ lives.
Following my undergraduate education at Brigham Young University, I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, CA in 1996. I then completed my two-year orthodontic residency at the University of the Pacific in 1998, receiving my Master’s degree and Orthodontic Certificate.
Upon graduation, I considered many different options to begin my career, ultimately choosing to start my own practice from the “ground up” on the Sammamish Plateau. It was a great decision! I have been in practice for 18 years and I'm so grateful to practice in such a wonderful community.
Outside of work, I can be found spending time with my wife and four children. I love coaching, playing, and watching sports, particularly football, basketball, and golf. I also love watching many of my patients play for the Eastlake, Eastside Catholic, and Skyline football and basketball teams. I am active in my church and support many local and national charitable causes including Relay for Life and Mamma’s Hands, among many others.
- Seattle King County Dental Society
- Washington State Dental Association
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Association of Orthodontics
- Cascade Orthodontic Study Club